Category Archives: Cover Crops

Cover Crop Workshop – 2/3/17

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Summer Cover Crop

I was in a field this week where a summer cover crop was planted about a week after corn was harvested.  The grower planted quickly to avoid giving the weeds a chance to grow up once the corn was gone.  A … Continue reading

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Pigweed Worse in No-till or Conventional?

I noticed something interesting this week.  I was visiting a field in Dillon where Gordon Mikell with NRCS dug a soil pit last month (What Lies Beneath The Soil).  Once Gordon was finished with the pit, it was filled in and … Continue reading

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What Lies Beneath The Soil

This week NRCS State Agronomist Gordon Mikell dug a soil pit in Dillon as part of a cover crop field day at Carl Coleman’s farm.  Gordon’s aim was to create a visual for those in attendance to see what lies beneath … Continue reading

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El Niño and Cover Crop For Next Year’s Peanuts

Here is an update on El Niño by Clemson Peanut Specialist Dan Anco. NOAA is predicting this year’s winter El Niño to be one of the strongest on record. El Niño events occur when Pacific waters near the equator are warmer … Continue reading

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Planting Cover Crops Behind Corn

Corn harvest has wrapped up for several growers, leaving a number of fields empty for the remainder of the summer.  Rather than letting fields sit empty, some growers are giving cover crops a try.  Here is Carl Coleman of Dillon County … Continue reading

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Crop Residue Effect On Soil Temp

A large number of farmers in the Pee Dee use reduced till or no till practices in their fields.  This leaves more crop residue in the fields that creates a pretty decent barrier for weeds, slows the evaporation of moisture, … Continue reading

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Cover Crops Improving the Soil

This week I had the chance to look at some fields with Carl Coleman of Dillon County.  He showed me some fields where a summer cover crop was planted this past season after the corn was harvested.  The cover crop … Continue reading

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